This is an interview with David Edwards about his book 'Free to be Human: Intellectual Self-Defence in an Age of Illusions' (Green Books Ltd, 1995). The book demonstrates how powerful state and business interests distort our understanding of many political, ethical and spiritual issues, ensuring that we remain passive, conformist and uninformed. Activist and historian Howard Zinn ('A People's History of the United States') described it as a âwise and acute analysis of the way our minds are controlledâ.
David Edwards is co-editor of 'Media Lens' (www.medialens.org), a media watch site. He is also the author of The Compassionate Revolution (Green Books Ltd, 1998), and co-author with David Cromwell of 'Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media' (Pluto Press, 2006) and 'Newspeak in the 21st Century' (Pluto Press, 2009).
This interview was conducted by Richard Capes for www.moretht.blogspot.com and completed on the 7th November 2011.